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Play Action Fake: How High Tech Service Drops The Ball

Thanks to my work on the Common Wealth of Kentucky Project, I notice our people connections more than ever. They are rich and rewarding. So when something presents a disconnection, I see that too. 2:45 P.M.: I called Verizon Customer service 800 number. Changed into workout clothes. (10 min)Spun a Peloton pop ride with Cody.… Continue reading Play Action Fake: How High Tech Service Drops The Ball

Education, Fine Art, Non-profit, Oral History, Travel and Tourism, Uncategorized

Part Two: An Appalachian Epiphany

https://youtu.be/akDmD7QbNbY The Common Wealth of Kentucky project reveals the richness of humanity and the common connections we have with one another. Focused on that which connects us as people–all shapes, colors, sizes, and backgrounds, contemporary impressionist Kelly Brewer paints from life while I combine portrait and landscape art with digital, oral, and narrative storytelling. Collaborator Jill… Continue reading Part Two: An Appalachian Epiphany

Fine Art, Oral History, Travel and Tourism, Uncategorized

Appalachia Part One: The Common Wealth of Kentucky Heads East.

connects us as people–all shapes, colors, sizes, and backgrounds, contemporary impressionist Kelly Brewer paints from life while Beth Pride, writer and multi-media creative, combines portrait and landscape art with digital, oral, and narrative storytelling. Collaborator Jill Johnson and her powerful people and interview skills joins the team as we travel the eastern part of the state.

Education

The Common Wealth of Kentucky

https://youtu.be/Ad09Ni9Hg-w I woke up on a padded bench inside a metal van, my body stiff. Big Agnes, my sleeping pad, was deflated and crumbled on the floor next to an open bag of tortilla chips and empty plastic wine glasses. The rotary spew of coffee from the Keurig sounded like bliss. Kelly sat my cup… Continue reading The Common Wealth of Kentucky

Motivational, Pep Talk

Painting Walls is the New Yoga

No doubt “becoming more mindful” is on many new year’s resolution lists. I love the word, “mindfulness.” When I think it or say it, it makes me feel better, like a better person even, more thoughtful, current, chill, accepting— yes, mindful. I am mindful. Wait. Am I? Are you?

Community, Uncategorized

Awkward-Ass Year

We, like everyone else in the world, toasted a goodbye to 2020 this week. Some people said goodbye to an awful year. I said goodbye to an awkward, two-right-footed slippers kind of year.

Community, Education, Uncategorized

The Truth About the Herd

Thank God for Tik Tok. You won't find many Gen Xers who agree with me generally, but more specifically, how could we have survived the shutdown without the memes and stories we furiously forwarded to our friends and family? They engendered an ounce of levity during a freakishly "unprecedented time", and they connected us with others effortlessly. That connection was really, really important. That connection is the premise of this blog.

Under Promise and Over Deliver, a Bethinc. blog by Beth Pride
About Excellence, Business, communications, Education, marketing

Under-Promise and Over-Deliver

"I'll run in and grab the key." Mom and sister Maggie sat in the rental car, windows rolled down, travel clothes a little sticky after a long drive from Miami to Marathon. This was mother-daughter trip number five, destination: Florida Keys. The approach was not how I imagined it. The internet has the drive from… Continue reading Under-Promise and Over-Deliver

To Stay or to Swerve: A Lane Discussion by Beth Pride of Bethinc.
Advancement, Business, Education, Independent, private schools, Leadership, marketing, Motivational, Pep Talk

To Stay or Swerve? A Discussion on Lanes.

The line at Subway was long. Limited-time guacamole. I watched people in the front consider their mounting decisions: at an extra fifty cents, guac or no guac? Which bread would you like, which meat, which cheeses? Mayo, mustard, or one of twelve dressings? Banana or jalapeno peppers? Salt and pepper? Hot or cold? A myriad… Continue reading To Stay or Swerve? A Discussion on Lanes.

Education

Is Feedback the New Bossy?

A couple of weeks ago in the kitchen: “Okay, Bossy Beth!” Julia, my childhood friend of 40 years, poured a glass of wine and laughed at me. I shrugged, “I’m not being BOSSY; I'm just giving a little FEEDBACK!” “Bossy Beth…” I hadn’t heard that nickname in a long while, probably since grade school when… Continue reading Is Feedback the New Bossy?